How to update Firefox

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How to update Firefox

Post#16 by Ed_P » 10 Sep 2017, 14:36

SxN wrote:
10 Sep 2017, 14:31
I couldn't find any browser whatsoever. Ironically, there is a torrent client :%)
SxN did you look here: http://dl.porteus.org/x86_64/Porteus-v3.2.2/modules/ ? Download, put in a Porteus modules folder, activate.
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Post#17 by Bogomips » 10 Sep 2017, 14:42

@ SxN

This post could also maybe help with orientation in newest Porteus: Starting out in Porteus 3.2.2 (A Guide)
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Post#18 by SxN » 10 Sep 2017, 15:03

This is a message sent with my new Opera browser on my new Porteus system :)

Thanks Ed_P, it works!

Regards, SxN

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Post#19 by Ed_P » 10 Sep 2017, 21:07

Opera!! I thought you were looking for Firefox!!

:D Happy you got a working system. :)
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Post#20 by Ed_P » 11 Sep 2017, 16:29

If you're looking to migrate your old Firefox settings to the current version you can use M. Eerie's clever script which copies the whole .mozilla folder to a module or you can backup and restore just the main files that get changed using Firefox. The Firefox files I backup are:

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cp -a --parents    /home/guest/.mozilla/plugins                                     /tmp/mod/
cp -a --parents    /home/guest/.mozilla/firefox/profiles.ini                        /tmp/mod/
cp -a --parents    /home/guest/.mozilla/firefox/dxsqumip.default/places.sqlite      /tmp/mod/
cp -a --parents    /home/guest/.mozilla/firefox/dxsqumip.default/formhistory.sqlite /tmp/mod/
cp -a --parents    /home/guest/.mozilla/firefox/dxsqumip.default/prefs.js           /tmp/mod/
cp -a --parents    /home/guest/.mozilla/firefox/dxsqumip.default/xulstore.json      /tmp/mod/
cp -a --parents    /home/guest/.mozilla/firefox/dxsqumip.default/logins.json        /tmp/mod/
cp -a --parents    /home/guest/.mozilla/firefox/dxsqumip.default/permissions.sqlite /tmp/mod/
cp -a --parents    /home/guest/.mozilla/firefox/dxsqumip.default/key3.db            /tmp/mod/
if [ -d            /home/guest/.mozilla/firefox/dxsqumip.default/extensions/ ]; then
   cp -a --parents /home/guest/.mozilla/firefox/dxsqumip.default/extensions/*       /tmp/mod/
fi
cp -a --parents    /home/guest/.java/deployment/security/exception.sites            /tmp/mod/
Good luck with your upgrade efforts SxN.


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Speaking of M. Eerie's script can someone explain the -e9 and -d operands in the two XZ_OPT= commands?

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+ rm -rf /home/guest/Desktop/profile-firefox/
rm: cannot remove '/home/guest/Desktop/profile-firefox/home': Permission denied

guest@porteus:~$ ls -lght Desktop
total 3.3M
-rw-r--r-- 1 root  1.7M Sep 11 15:15 profile.firefox-20170911-1514.xzm
drwxr-xr-x 3 root    60 Sep 11 15:14 profile-firefox/
-rw-r--r-- 1 users 1.5M Sep 11 15:14 profile.firefox-20170911-1514.tar.xz
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